51 Shades of Geek

Star Wars Action Figures Wave 2 (1979)

Star WarsClick here to see the videoWhat could be better than a dozen action figures from the Star Wars universe, such as it was in 1978? Nothing could be better than almost a dozen new figures in 1979, and what made this possibly the best second wave of any range of action figures ever was the fact that only one of the new figures was a differently-costumed version of a character from the first wave.

What fascinated most of us about Star Wars back in 1978? Two things: aliens ‘n’ droids. The second wave of the original Kenner Star Wars line focused on these, with a few other pleasant surprises thrown in too. Continue reading

A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy

Star Wars action figures - photo copyright 2000 Earl Green / theLogBook.comIt could be argued that one of the single most defining moments in the classic trilogy was Star Wars‘ Mos Eisley Cantina scene. Most of the creature work in the movie was crammed into the opening montage in this setting – outside of Mos Eisley, the only non-humans seen in Star Wars are Jawas, droids, Tusken raiders, and the creature in the Death Star’s garbage compactor. Continue reading